Lancaster PA

Early Bird Parking

Do you remember when you first started out photo-blogging (or blogging period for that matter) when content was your chief concern? You needed something to post and wondered where you would find a steady supply of material. As time passed you likely accumulated more images to process than you could shake a stick at. Great problem to have, I say. I've been reaching back for some of the shots from times past and discovered that many somehow look so different today than they did when taken. By that I mean some that were passed over in the past now hold a little more interest than before.  Strange how that works. Been there? In today's post we harken back to early Summer 2011 on one of those morning when I was out and about around 4:30-ish. I was traveling to Lancaster Pennsylvania and stopped in Columbia as the sky was transitioning. Locating a little high ground I was able to grab this "first light" image. Below my vantage point was a municipal parking lot near the Susquehanna River. The only thing on the lot were two vehicles with empty boat trailers, meaning the boaters had already launched and headed out. I was surprised that more people hadn't taken advantage of this early bird parking.

Early Bird Parking
Early Bird Parking

A closer look reveals some railroad tracks making their way along the edge of a residential area. That one building off to the left sort of resembled a train depot at first but it was really a warehouse of some sort. This little sleepy town was eerily quiet with no signs of life. I soon move on toward my destination. :-)

Have a great day everyone!

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Gallery Row

While driving through Lancaster Pennsylvania I came upon a section of town that was lined with art galleries. It was an eye-catching experience which compelled me to stop and grab a few shots, especially since it was early morning and the streets were pretty much empty. While taking the shots I came up with the perfect name for this post, so I thought. While doing some keyword research I ran the title "Gallery Row" and wouldn't you know it, that's what this area is called anyhow. So much for my originality. :-)

On the corner is HMB Designs, an attractively painted building.

HMB Designs
HMB Designs

A closer look in the front window is below.

HMB Designs - Front Window
HMB Designs - Front Window

A look down the street will round out this post.

Gallery Row - Sidewalk View
Gallery Row - Sidewalk View

As previously mentioned, this area is loaded with art galleries and studios. There is even a Chiropractor amongst the shops in the event of neck strain while viewing all of the wonderful items. :-)

We'll have a look at some others in a future post.

As always, I appreciate your visits and comments. Thanks!

Enjoy the day and we'll see you tomorrow.

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